Chapter 5. Are Abused Women ‘Neglectful’Mothers? A Critical Reflection Based onWomen's Experiences

  1. Brid Featherstone professor2,
  2. Carol-Ann Hooper senior lecturer3,
  3. Jonathan Scourfield Reader and
  4. Julie Taylor Professor4
  1. Simon Lapierre fellow

Published Online: 30 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch5

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

How to Cite

Lapierre, S. (2010) Are Abused Women ‘Neglectful’Mothers? A Critical Reflection Based onWomen's Experiences, in Gender and Child Welfare in Society (eds B. Featherstone, C.-A. Hooper, J. Scourfield and J. Taylor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Bradford, UK

  2. 3

    University of York, UK

  3. 4

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK

Author Information

  1. McGill University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470681862

Online ISBN: 9780470684771

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Keywords:

  • abused women - are they ‘neglectful’ mothers and women's experiences;
  • growing concerns with situation of children living in domestic violence;
  • domestic violence issue in child welfare;
  • criticizing child welfare workers - avoiding and minimizing domestic violence;
  • women's experiences of mothering - context of domestic violence;
  • women's experiences of child welfare interventions;
  • children's needs and social prescriptions for mothering - ‘expert’ discourses;
  • with recourse to ‘science’;
  • women's violence towards their partners - focus of intervention;
  • holistic and complex understanding of mothering in domestic violence;
  • abusive men targeting mothering as part of violence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The study: investigating women's experiences of mothering in the context of domestic violence

  • Women's experiences of child welfare interventions

  • Towards amore holistic and complex understanding of mothering in the context of domestic violence

  • Conclusion

  • References